Describes with words and helpful photos, how to protect your rope.
9.0mm Volta Guide 30m 2xDry
Ultra-light and compact 9.0 mm multi-type rope for mountaineering, with Guide UIAA Dry treatment.
The VOLTA GUIDE 9.0 mm rope provides the light weight and low bulk necessary for intensive mountaineering. The Guide UIAA Dry water repellent treatment gives it excellent water resistance, and is well-suited to everyday use in extreme conditions. Certified for all uses: single, half or twin, for multiple uses and maximum versatility according to the terrain.
Thin, ultra-light and compact rope for intensive mountaineering:
- for use in rock, mixed, snow or ice environments
- multi-type for use as a single, half or twin rope
Excellent water resistance:
- Guide UIAA Dry treatment: complete water-resistant treatment, making the rope more resistant to water, dirt and abrasion
- meets the requirements of the UIAA standard Water repellent test: water absorption of less than 2 %
- the rope is especially suitable for intensive or everyday use in extreme conditions
Convenient rope handling :
- Middle Mark: indicates the middle of the rope to facilitate maneuvers
- EverFlex treatment: special thermal treatment stabilizes the core strands and improves consistency; offers excellent grip and consistent handling over time
- Material(s): nylon
|Weight|| 54.0 g/m|
3.571 lbs / 1620 g
|Diameter (millimeters)||9.0 mm|
|Length (meters)||30 m|
|UIAA Falls (Single / Half / Twin)||5 falls / 20 falls / 25 falls|
|Dynamic Elongation (Single / Half / Twin)||34.0 % / 30.0 % / 27.0 %|
|Static Elongation (Single / Half / Twin)||7.6 % / 7.6 % / 4.4 %|
|Impact Force (Single / Half / Twin)||8.50 kN / 6.60 kN / 10.40 kN|
|Dry Treatment||Sheath & Core|
|Sheath Proportion (%)||39.0 %|
|Sheath Slippage (mm)|||
|Type of Middle Mark||None|
|Rope End Marker||None|
|RFID / NFC Option|
RFID and NCF
This technology can be helpful if you are a gym or professional business where you'd like to track the usage and age of your ropes.
RFID is how items are uniquely identified using radio waves (Radio Frequency Identification). It's for 1-way communication from 10cm to 100m away depending on the frequency. Example: Airport Baggage.
NFC is a subset of RFID that is restrained to close proximity communication typically less than 10cm (Near Field Communication). NFC chips can operate a 2-way signal to exchange information. Example: Apple Pay.
|Certification||CE, EN, UIAA|
Both these models are high quality and comparatively durable dry treated triple rated ropes. I would recommend a pair of 50m VOLTAs to any climber regularly climbing routes as a three. 9.2mm is my preferred diameter for a work rope when rock guiding, being both durable and a little easier to handle. I have been very impressed with how the VOLTA has worn compared to other similar ropes, and I think this is largely thanks to its high percentage of sheath. The skinnier VOLTA GUIDE is a more specialised rope. I would recommend this for alpine rock routes, multi pitch sport routes, and for pairing with an 8.5mm half rope as a great road trip combo. It is a shame it's only available in one colour.
The new Petzl Volta Guide is touted as an ideal cord for “intensive mountaineering,” certified for single, half or twin rope use. Over the last couple of months, I’ve used it on such cutting-edge mountaineering routes as Glitter Gulch, The Machinist and Velociraptor. Not familiar with these alpine test pieces? Yeah, the truth is these are sport climbs, and I haven’t actually done any mountaineering with this rope, but that’s the thing: it’s also great for clipping bolts!
A checklist helping you monitor your rope health, helping to know when to retire your rope.
Helpful instruction for inspecting Petzl Rope.
Field of application, inspection and precautions for use of Petzl Rope with instructional pictures.
A pictoral representation of UIAA-101 and EN-892 standards for ropes.
The UIAA equipment standard provides a baseline for equipment performance in a test lab under controlled conditions on new equipment. Although these test conditions are relevant to the conditions encountered climbing, conditions encountered at the crags and the condition of the equipment are equally important. This recommendation from the UIAA member federation The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) provides vital equipment information that is NOT explicitly addressed in the standard, particularly failure modes of the equipment and recommendations for the use, inspection, maintenance, and retirement of equipment.